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Michael Meechin

Michael Meechin is the founding principal of NeoCity Academy, a public magnet high school in Kissimmee, Florida. He has held a variety of roles in Title I schools, including principal, assistant principal, and dean of students.

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Michael Meechin

Michael Meechin is the founding principal of NeoCity Academy, a public magnet high school in Kissimmee, Florida. Mike has served in education for 19 years and led the lowest-performing high school in his district to a 10 percentage point increase in graduation rate. He has held a variety of roles in Title I schools, including principal, assistant principal, and dean of students.

In 2021, Mike was named the Osceola County Principal of the Year, and in 2019, he was selected as the State of Florida Innovative Principal of the Year. Meechin has been working with schools and districts to build school cultures that support learning for all students, with a specific emphasis on repairing broken cultures. Mike also serves as a fellow on the Florida Department of Education Commissioner’s Leadership Academy. He teaches as an adjunct professor in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Central Florida.

Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies and secondary education from Westfield State University. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Stetson University and is working on his doctorate at the University of Central Florida.


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Presentations by Michael Meechin

  • Transforming School Culture
  • Building a Culture of No Excuses
  • A Wake-Up Call: Breaking Down Barriers to High-Impact School Culture
  • Mission: High School Graduation—A Way of Work
  • Shifting Assessment Culture from Grading to Learning